Ventura County Caregiving Support Groups

Ventura County Caregiving Support Groups

Caregiving support groups

The need for family caregivers and, by extension, caregiving support groups is expanding across the country exponentially. There are currently 43.5 million adult family caregivers who care for someone 50 years of age and older. Of those, 14.9 million people care for someone who has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.

By the year 2030, Ventura County is projected to have a population of 382,188 seniors, aged 50 and older, which will be nearly 39% of the county’s total population. Currently, there are an estimated 14,000 people living with dementia or Alzheimer’s in Ventura County. These numbers are projected to go up by 172%, to 36,811, by 2030.

As the need for family caregivers grows in Ventura County, so will the need for caregiving support groups.

Alzheimer’s Association

California Central Chapter Ventura County Regional Office
(800) 272-3900

Agoura Hills

Caregiver Support Group
Meadowbrook Senior Living
(818) 462-5987
5217 Chesebro Rd.
Third Sunday of the month
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Facilitator: Tami Podell


Family Caregivers
AlmaVia of Camarillo
(805) 388-5277
AlmaVia of Camarillo
2500 N. Ponderosa Drive
First & Third Fridays of the month
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Facilitator: Phil Chandler

Life After Caregiving
Camarillo Healthcare District
(805) 388-1952
3639 Las Posas Rd, Ste. E 117
First Friday of the month
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Facilitators: Martha Shapiro & Jenica Polakow

Newbury Park

Living Oaks Church
(805) 449-1079
1033 Business Center Circle
First & Third Thursdays of the month
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Facilitator: Joan Hull


Gables of Ojai
(806) 272-o624
701 N. Montgomery Steet
Second & Fourth Mondays of the month
10:00 – 11:30 AM
Facilitator: Deirdre Daly


Family Caregivers
St. John’s Regional Hospital
(805) 988-2500
1600 N. Rose Avenue, Room 3 Garden Level
Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the month
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Facilitator: Rosemary Gordon

Oxnard Family Circle
(805) 385-4180
2100 Outlet Center Drive, Suite 380
First Tuesday of the month (Spanish)
Cuidador puede asistir y traer a su pareja con
demencia, por favor llámenos para mas información

Facilitator: Maria Meza
En el sitio libre de relevo

Second Tuesday of the month (English)
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Facilitator: Jackie Valles Call Oxnard Family Circle to reserve:
Por favor llámenos hacer una reserva:
(805) 385-4180
Facilitator: Jackie Valles
Free onsite respite care

Persons with Early Stage Memory Loss & Care Partners
Pacific Neuroscience
1701 Solar Drive, #140
(805) 278-4148
Second Friday of the month
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Facilitators: Phil Chandler & Dr. James Sutton

Simi Valley

Family Caregivers
Simi Valley Senior Center

Simi Valley Senior Center
(805) 563-6363
3900 Avenida Simi
First & Third Thursdays of the month
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Facilitator: Ellen Smith
Call Ellen to reserve: (805) 494-9900

Sunrise at Wood Ranch
(661) 645-2141
190 Tierra Rejada Road
Second Saturday of the month
1:30 PM
Facilitator: Richard Coon

Thousand Oaks

Atria Hillcrest
(805) 273-5042
405 Hodencamp Road
First & Third Tuesdays of the month
5:30 – 7:15 PM
Facilitator: Jeff Gray

Bellmont Village
(805) 496-9301
3680 N. Moorpark Road
Second & Fourth Tuesdays of the month
7:00 – 8:30 PM
Facilitator: Carolyn Kopp
*Co-sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Senior Concerns
Alzheimer’s Regional Office – All Caregivers
145 Hodencamp Road, Suite 205
Wednesdays, weekly
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Facilitator: Paulette Ozar

Second & Fourth Fridays of the month
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Please call to reserve: (805) 497-0189
Facilitator: Carie Salas
Free onsite respite care


Community Memorial Hospital
(805) 652-5011
147 Brent Street, Ventura, 8th floor
Second Friday of the month
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Facilitator: Carolyn Kopp
(805) 492-0601
*Co-sponsored by Coast Caregiver Resource Center

Family Caregiver Resource Center Catholic Charities
Ventura Office
(805) 658-8530
1765 Goodyear Avenue #205
Ventura, CA 93003

The Family Caregiver Resource Center serves all of Ventura County, free of charge, for those caring for a loved one aged 60 and older who require assistance with at least two ADL’s such as dressing, transportation, medication management, etc. In addition, we can assist those caring for a loved one aged 19 – 59 who suffer from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, mild cognitive impairment, or Traumatic Brain Injury.

Family Caregivers
MediTech Health Service
(805) 644-0800
1650 Palma Drive, Suite 101, Ventura
Last Wednesday of the month
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Facilitator: Jennifer Tipton, RN

Family Caregivers
Cypress Place Senior Living
(805) 918-5078
1220 Cypress Point Lane, Ventura
First & Third Wednesdays of the month
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Facilitator: Norma Featherston
(Respite available with reservation)

Ventura Caregiver Support Group

Westlake Village

Family Caregivers
Sunrise Of Westlake Village
(805) 557-1100
3101 Townsgate Road, WLV
Second Saturday of the month
Facilitator: Lori Aldridge